Coronavirus Electrician in Wakefield - Service Update

Do you have an electrical issue during the Coronavirus Crisis?

.......Up to date April 5th 2020

Unfortunately electrical issues don't respect social isolating rules.

Just because the UK is on "lockdown", you could still encounter electrical problems throughout your home (or essential business) during this unprecedented time.

With regards home electrics, there is even more chance that faults will choose now to show themselves. This is not just 'sods law', but is more likely due to the fact that the whole family is suddenly at home, working from home, using all the appliances all day.

So where does this leave you if your electrics suddenly decide to fail at this very worst of moments?

Coronavirus Electrician - Urgent & Emergency Works

Current UK Government guidelines stipulate that urgent and emergency works can still continue in all homes. Obviously if your electrics have a serious fault, you cannot be expected to wait until Covid-19 has passed before you seek assistance.

According to the guidelines, no work is to take place in homes of people who are either self-isolating or 'shielding' (vulnerable people with pre-existing conditions) unless: It is to "remedy a direct risk to the safety of the household"

Types of urgent/essential works which you may need to call a coronavirus electrician:
  • Total lack of power within property
  • Tripping issues with circuit breakers
  • Tripping issues with RCDs
  • Lack of power to sockets
  • Lack of power to lights
  • Lack of power to cooker/cooking appliances
  • Lack of power to heating (electric heaters or boiler)
  • Issues with hot water (whether boiler or immersion heater)
  • Faults with cooking appliances (hobs/ovens) which render them unusable
  • Any issue with the fuseboard itself (melting, buzzing)
These instances are types of work which represent a safety hazard to members of the household if they are not rectified.

Whilst certain works on the above list do not present an electrical safety risk, the risk to household comes from not being able to cook or wash (in the event of cooker/hot water faults). People cannot live safely in properties without these basic facilities, and thus their repair is certainly 'URGENT' if not an immediate emergency.

So, you've determined that your issue IS urgent, then what?

What do you need to consider in order to keep both your family and the tradesperson safe?

Safety When Hiring An Electrician during Covid-19

The first thing to do when engaging a coronavirus electrician in Wakefield during this period is to ensure that you FULLY disclose the circumstances prior to them entering your property.

If you have a member of your household who is self-isolating, high-risk or is being 'shielded' then it is vitally important that all parties are aware so that a safe method of work can be established.

ElectricBlu Contractors, "Your Local Electrician in Wakefield" are working by the following policy list to ensure Covid-19 safety for both our customers and staff:

  • ElectricBlu Contractors staff are reporting daily on their own lack of symptoms
  • Phone call with customer prior to entry to establish whether anybody is self isolating or shielding.
  • During phone call, gain as much information as possible with regards the circumstances of any fault and how the issue came to light.
  • If possible with customer, use video calling on whatsapp, Facebook messenger or other app. This will enable more information about the fault to be gained prior to entrance into the property
  • During either phone or video call, try and ascertain layout of property, certainly position of consumer unit/fuse board and anything else relevant to the fault.
  • Customers must unlock exterior door and then enter another room in the property. Social distancing of 2M is not possible in most homes and thus we need to be in different rooms to household members to enable this to take place.
  • Upon entry to building, our electrician will use hand sanitiser and then wear gloves whilst inside the property.
  • Disposable face masks (>FFP3) will be worn by our electricians when within your property
  • Disposable boot covers will be worn at all times during works indoors
  • Any surfaces which have been touched by our electrician will be wiped clean with disposable wipes
  • Any door handles, switches, etc... which have been touched during the course of the works will be wiped clean with disposable wipes
  • All wipes, gloves, masks, disposable items and packaging will be removed from site by our electrician
If you need a coronavirus electrician in Wakefield or surrounding areas during this time then ElectricBlu Contractors are here to help.

We aim to make our visit to your property to be 100% NON-contact with yourselves and members of your household.

Please ensure that you communicate anything which may make the works difficult (for example, needing to visit different rooms or awkward access arrangements).

We will ensure that a safe procedure is discussed and agreed upon before starting works.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) won't be here forever, but whilst it is, ensure that you take all precautions to protect members of your household.

Stay At Home, Protect The NHS, Save Lives

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